Copyright & Media Update – 10/14/16

October 14, 2016

Amazon’s New Music Streaming Service Challenges Apple & Spotify

BY JULIA LOVE (Reuters): Inc on Wednesday launched a full-fledged music streaming service with subscriptions as low as $3.99 per month for owners of its Amazon Echo speaker, accelerating the industry trend toward more flexible pricing after years of sticking to $9.99 subscriptions. The new streaming service, called “Amazon Music Unlimited,” lets users access a vast catalog of songs on demand, similar to Spotify and Apple Music. READ MORE…

The Cost of Free vs. the Price of Free

COUNT ELDRIGE: From the forthcoming documentary Unsound, this clip discusses the difference between the cost of free and the price of free in the internet age, and how creators are being impacted. VIEW VIDEO…

Jimmy Iovine on the Future of Apple Music

BY DAN RYS: Jimmy Iovine has something to get off his chest. The Apple executive, 63, has spent decades in the music industry as a producer, engineer, label executive and co-founder of Interscope Records, before founding Beats Electronics and Beats Music alongside Dr. Dre and, in 2014, moving to Apple after its purchase of that company in a deal worth some $3 billion. Now, 17 months after the launch of Apple Music — which has generated plenty of headlines due to its exclusives strategy and aggressive pursuit of original content on its way to 17 million paid subscribers — Iovine still feels like his mission is misunderstood. READ MORE…

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